Commonwealth, Cromwell Pact With Alert FM
April 1, 2010 at 11:46 AM (PT)
COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING and THE CROMWELL GROUP are partnering with GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEMS' ALERT FM system to offer text and audio emergency alerts using RDS technology.
"The need to deliver critical emergency information to the public on whatever electronic device they might be using, including those that are wireless, makes ALERT FM a great addition to our radio stations," said COMMONWEALTH CEO STEVE NEWBERRY.
"FM-based text alerts can and will save lives," added CROMWELL GROUP CEO BUD WALTERS. "Clearly, the impact of new electronic devices on how Americans access information dictates that radio must adopt new communication methods to remain relevant and at the forefront of community public service."
"BUD and STEVE have shown an inspiring commitment to public service," said ALERT FM COO TJ LAMBERT. "Listeners in markets served by COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING and CROMWELL GROUP stations will benefit from the increased accessibility and communications options that ALERT FM offers."